planning and zoning strategies for housing production in new hampshire communities.
Download the Toolbox as a PDF or view the strategies online here.
See Issue Definitions on the About page.
Secondary homes or apartments on an existing single family lot.
The practice of reusing old buildings for new purposes
Places that address the needs of younger and older adults.
A style of development in which homes are grouped together on a site and given large shared open spaces.
Provides temporary tax relief for a property owner to rehabilitate or replace their building in a village or downtown area
A set of land development regulations with a primary focus of achieving a specified urban form.
An area within a community where qualifying mixed-income developments can receive property tax relief for up to 10 years.
A land use regulation that encourages the creation of deed-restricted affordable housing within market-rate developments
New construction undertaken in an already built-up area
A range of housing options that are smaller than conventional single-family homes, but are not large apartment buildings
A type of real estate development that combines multiple uses, such as residential, commercial, cultural, entertainment, and institutional, into a single development project
A method of land use regulation where the allowed mix of land uses, building types, densities, site design, and infrastructure are specified in detail for a single parcel or small collection of parcels
A process of matching local land use rules with the existing built character of a place, with community needs, with contemporary real estate economics, and with a community’s vision for its future
Online markets for overnight and short-term homestays (such as AirBNB and VRBO) have grown exponentially over the past decade.
An economic development tool meant to make private developments feasible at low upfront costs to the community
A zoning tool used to distribute development in an area to the places best suited for development, while letting all property owners recoup the value of development.
A zoning tool designed to encourage the development of new villages in rural areas
Used to overcome limited wastewater discharge capacity, in order to build the appropriate housing types for a community
Local laws designed to allow for the development of housing that is affordable to a typical working household